At the time of writing this, more than 1 million people have watched the video. Lynn’s internet fame seems to have changed her mind about how awful it truly was, as she told her local CBS station that “the experience wasn’t that bad.” And she’s not the only one. As Munchies points out, there are plenty of cases of people willingly posting videos of themselves chugging beer from dead fish. Ted Haggard’s Salmon Bong is one disturbing example from 2011, and players on the Tennessee Titans chugged beer from a catfish in the middle of a Nashville Predators hockey game earlier this year.
You might want to sit down for this, but Americans aren’t even the only ones doing this. Drinking beer from fish was “the latest booze craze in Australia” in 2015, according to The Daily Mail.
If you notice one thing about all these other ichthyological beer chugs, they’re all men. Which is perhaps why Lynn ended her CBS interview with the statement that she “hopes to see more women do it in the future.” As of July 26, Lynn has memorialized her source of viral fame in her Facebook profile picture, where she proudly holds her #slamminsalmon high.